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Sheriff: Air 1 helps foil boat motor thefts in Martin County

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 17:15:21-04

Three Miami-Dade County men face charges in connection with the attempted theft of boat motors, according to the Martin County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were tipped about a suspicious vehicle near a marine and auto shop along SE Federal Highway early Monday morning.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office helicopter Air 1 was called and directed deputies to a wooded area where an infrared camera spotted the suspects.

The sheriff's office said after the suspects were in custody, deputies and detectives found a number of boat motors worth thousands of dollars near a cut section in a fence.

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